Shakira visiting Phoenix over immigration law
PHOENIX — Colombian singer Shakira plans to visit Phoenix over concerns that a sweeping new state law cracking down on illegal immigration will lead to racial profiling.
Trevor Nielson, the Grammy-winner's political and philanthropic adviser, says Shakira plans to meet with Phoenix's police chief and mayor Thursday to learn more about how the law will be implemented if it goes into effect this summer.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed the law Friday. It makes it a state crime to be in the U.S. illegally and directs police to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they're illegal immigrants.
Nielson says Shakira wants to ensure people aren't being targeted because of their ethnicity.
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